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My first O Gauge layout - Version 2


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I have made a lot of progress today on the main station platform which is now complete except for some filling and sanding.

 

A view from the bottom end of the station, to the right is the next stage and the other platform and goods yard.

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Towards what will be the main station area, again to the left is the work on the other platform. 

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This will be the main part of the station with the main station building and a footbridge to the other platform. I have scored out the platform edges which will be painted grey with white edgings as in the previous post.

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Another view of the main station area. The stone edging has been painted using a Dulux Mossy Stone paint sampler, which for £1.79 with an inbuilt roller seems good value, with some weathering is should be OK. 

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I've been experimenting with the stone edging.

 

The base colour is the Dulux Mossy Stone, which is easy to apply with the roller. Then I used the model mates washes, Moss Green and Mud Brown.

 

The left is Moss Green with Mud Brown on top and the right vice versa, not too much difference, but I think the effect looks quite good. 

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Top View.

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What do you think?

 

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I intended today to continue work on the existing platform and make a start on the other platform. The best laid plans of mice and men comes to mind!

 

I started by painting the Slaters stone sheets. Firstly with Dulux Mossy Stone.

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Then I started to weather them with the Muddy Brown wash. I have still to add some of the Moss Green. Here are the weathered sheets and I think the effect is very good. I applied it with a cotton bud as a brush was to even.IMG_8151cr35.jpg.e06ecaf8dc4edfc1e0f2a5ace0dcc26b.jpg

 

I then rang a friend to discuss ideas about the Goods Yard and he suggested a 3" extension would help improve the area around the Goods Shed and solves the problem raised by 47606odin.

 

So I added some 2"x2" batons.

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Then I added the three inch extension.

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I have now reworked the track layout to use the extra space and replaced the two left hand points with another Marcway 3 way point.

 

The track is temporary laid at the moment to make sure it works and it seems to work fine. The station platform edges on the goods yard side are temporary as well.

 

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  • 3 weeks later...

After a weeks holiday back to the grind!

 

Today I completed the track on the Goods Shed area of the layout and all wired up and runs nicely.

 

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And with the Goods Shed in place.

 

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The Goods Shed needs some work which is another job on the list.

 

I used on of the Marcway 3 way points modified with my smaller tie bars and to raise the height the the same as the PECO track I stuck coffee sticks to each sleeper.

 

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And two new editions to the rolling stock.

 

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4 minutes ago, 37114 said:

The Deltic looks lovely,  is it a L H Loveless model?

Yes, I was lucky it had only been on the Ellis Clark website for two hours a couple of weeks ago.

 

I will be fitting sound later this week.

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Time flies by when your enjoying yourself, I've just noticed it's exactly a month since I last posted.

 

There has been a lot going on in the background, there is some new stock which I will post more on later and I've been working on the station platforms.

 

One side of the station is nearly complete and here are some shots so far.

 

The lower end of the platform showing the ramp.

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The middle of the platform looking towards where the station building will be.

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The opposite direction giving the game away on one of the new locos!

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Experimenting with ballast and weathering.

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The white edging was achieved using this Acrylic marker and masking tape. The grey for the flags is a Dulux Slate Grey tester pot for about £1.80 complete with roller and the Tarmac is the Woodlands Scenics Tarmac paint.

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I also recently acquired this depot building which needs a little work but nicely finishes off the depot yard area of the layout.

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Though I have not posted for a couple of months, I have been quite busy doing a few different jobs on the layout and fitting sound to locos. The main work has been on relaying the track and ironing out running problems, especially on the 3 way point I built, getting it ready for ballasting.

 

Last week I bought a Flashforge Dreamer 3D printer, whilst I have got lots of ideas for it, the initial job was printing some 3 link couplings to hold magnets, I have just updated my post on my experiments with magnetic coupling which can be found on the link below. I will be posting more about the work on the layout soon.

 

 

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Just in case people were worried and I'd left the dark side and returned to OO modelling I thought it is time for an update! :)

 

Over the last couple of months or so I've done a lot of maintenance work on the track and the DCC feeds to improve running, and also put some extra batons under the middle of the baseboards. The station side work is complete and I've still some work to do on the depot side.

 

I have been doing a lot of work on the station platforms, I finally got round to building the other platform. I have used AK Interactive Asphalt and Concrete Terrain Acrylics for the platforms, edged with the white acrylic pen. I shortened the original platform to the same length at the new one and then applied the AK Interactive acrylics as on the new platform.

 

It is still a work in progress but the bulk of the work is done and shortly I will hopefully be able to ballast the station track and then I can start work on the goods yard.

 

Here are some photos of the work so far.

 

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1 hour ago, Savoyard said:

Just in case people were worried and I'd left the dark side and returned to OO modelling I thought it is time for an update! :)

 

Over the last couple of months or so I've done a lot of maintenance work on the track and the DCC feeds to improve running, and also put some extra batons under the middle of the baseboards. The station side work is complete and I've still some work to do on the depot side.

 

I have been doing a lot of work on the station platforms, I finally got round to building the other platform. I have used AK Interactive Asphalt and Concrete Terrain Acrylics for the platforms, edged with the white acrylic pen. I shortened the original platform to the same length at the new one and then applied the AK Interactive acrylics as on the new platform.

 

It is still a work in progress but the bulk of the work is done and shortly I will hopefully be able to ballast the station track and then I can start work on the goods yard.

 

Here are some photos of the work so far.

 

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There is still 

A lot to do?

 

Looking good.

 

Phil

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